Planting Your Journey North Tulip
We thought you might like to come along with us and visit Mr.Dave Kust’s fourth grade classroom in Minneapolis, MN to see just how an enthusiastic Journey North classroom might manage the tulip project on planting day.
On an unseasonable chilly morning in mid-October the students came to class armed and ready with science notebooks, garden trowels and tulip bulbs. The triple-beam balances stood at the ready along with rulers and string, and each bulb was accurately measured for the record. Even the garden plot had been turned over thanks to some help earlier in the week.
Because we started early in the day, all our energy and excitement was focused on the task at hand and we accomplished everything- weighing, measuring, recording, drawing, predicting, graphing, digging and planting -in just over 2 and a half hours!
Here was the morning schedule: